6:45 LRN sportscast

LSU’s recent meetings with Florida have been close ball games, but that was not the case last night as the Gators got off to a quick start and went on to whip the Tigers 81-66. 48 of Florida’s points came inside the paint as the Gators shot 55-percent from the field. Emmit Williams had 25 points in a losing effort as LSU and Florida are now tied for third in the SEC.

The Ragin Cajuns rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Arkansas State 77-74. P-J Hardy hit six three-pointers and finished with 19 points.

McNeese snapped a six-game losing streak with a 104-82 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Southland leader Stephen F Austin slammed Northwestern State 90-59 and Nicholls improved to 13-5 in conference play with a 93-85 win over Houston Baptist.

LSU thumped Louisiana Tech seven to one on the baseball diamond. The Bulldogs had just five hits, while Tigers lead-off man Zach Mathis had three hits and drove in two runs. ULM mashed Southeastern Louisiana 23-5 in five innings. The Warhawks scored a school-record 19 runs in the fourth inning. Andrew Beesley had 6 RBIs on the day. Northwestern State had a five-run fourth inning and beat the Ragin Cajuns 10-8. Peyton Davis had a big three-run homer. And McNeese defeated Missouri 12-4 as the Pokes scored nine runs in the third inning.

Last year an effort to legalize sports betting at Louisiana casinos failed, but the issue is set to come up again in the legislative session that begins March 9th. Metairie Senator Cameron Henry has filed a bill that would give voters an opportunity to decide if sports betting should be legal in their parish. If approved, the proposition will appear on the November 3rd ballot.
Cut 13 (10) “…parish or not.”
If voters approve sports betting than the legislature in 2021 would work to pass legislation on taxing and regulation.